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CHI Attendees:  If you are involved in designing or developing websites for your company or organization, please consider taking my course.  It is scheduled for Monday Apr 20, 11:30 - 12:50.

See you in Seoul!
Jeff Johnson, Ph.D.
UI Wizards, Inc. & Wiser Usability, Inc.
Designing Websites for Adults 55+: Toward Universal Design

If a website’s target audience includes older adults, certain aspects of the site’s design become more important. This course describes age-related factors that affect ability to use the Web, and presents web design guidelines that reflect the capabilities, usage patterns, and preferences of older web users. Attendees will:
• understand how poorly-designed websites can present barriers for older adults.
• see how their website’s usability can be improved.
• know what resources are available.
• learn that testing websites on the target population is crucial, yet need not be expensive.

• demographics of users of online services, by age
• age-related factors affecting ability to use computers and the Web,
• common web-design problems that decrease the usability of websites for older adults,
• design guidelines that can help web designers avoid these common pitfalls.

Audience: Web designers and developers of all levels. Also: Q/A engineers, Web usability testers, and managers.

Instructor background: Jeff Johnson is Principal Consultant at UI Wizards and co-founder of Wiser Usability. After earning B.A. and Ph.D.degrees in cognitive psychology from Yale and Stanford, he worked at Cromemco, Xerox, US West, Hewlett-Packard, and Sun. Since 1996 he hasbeen a consultant. He has taught at Stanford, Mills, and the University of Canterbury. He is a member of the CHI Academy. He authored articles and chapters on HCI, as well as the books GUI Bloopers, Web Bloopers, GUI Bloopers 2.0, Designing with the Mind in Mind, and Conceptual Models (with Austin Henderson).

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